skinful

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

skin +‎ -ful

NounEdit

skinful (plural skinfuls or skinsful)

  1. Enough to fill a skin.
    a skinful of wine
  2. (colloquial) Enough alcoholic drink to cause inebriation.
    I wasn't thinking straight – I'd had a skinful that night.
    • 1773, Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer
      When methodist preachers come down,
      A-preaching that drinking is sinful,
      I'll wager the rascals a crown,
      They always preach best with a skinful.
Last modified on 19 September 2013, at 15:55